Cooksville Creek originates in the industrial lands north of Highway 403 before flowing through the study area at Camilla Road and ultimately discharging to Lake Ontario at Helen Molasy Memorial Park.
This section of Cooksville Creek, which spans 200 metres, consists of an engineered channel constructed approximately 30 to 40 years ago with areas of stone-filled gabion basket walls and concrete-lined channel.
The channel is no longer functioning as intended and is posing a risk to infrastructure, property and the environment. Some of the impacts of the deteriorating channel include: slumping of gabion banks; fractured concrete channel; and accumulation of sediment and debris.
Through the City’s ongoing erosion monitoring program, this section of Cooksville Creek has been identified as requiring rehabilitation.
The main goal of this project is to mitigate the existing erosion problems and ensure long-term stability of the creek using natural design techniques, where feasible, while also protecting or enhancing the existing natural environment within the study area.
- Improves the stability and environmental health of the watercourse
- Maintains or improves the hydraulic capacity of the creek, and protects nearby infrastructure and property
- Enhances aquatic habitat and riparian vegetation
- Opportunities for planting of native species, and enhanced wildlife habitat where feasible